Abandoned Warehouses Are Being Transformed Into Popular Mixed-Use Developments
Outdated warehouses of the past are being resurrected to accommodate a new future. But that future is edging some people out of town. Sears was once large enough to require 1M SF warehouses and distribution centers across the country, but a series of circumstances, including an urban crisis between the 1960s and ’90s, caused the retailer to abandon the massive structures. Now, developers are using the empty vessels as a base to create the much-desired live-work-play dynamic. But this shift may not be good for all, CityLab reports.